Sports Shorts September 27, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

• Clarkdale High School softball coach Rick Roberson was fired Wednesday and has been summoned to appear in Lauderdale County Circuit Court for probable cause of “lustful touching” of minors, The Meridian Star reported on Wednesday. Roberson is a combined 914-291 at Clarkdale with four state championships.

• The Baltimore Orioles purchased Bill Hall’s contract from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday. Hall, a native of Nettleton, batted .222 with a home run in seven games with the Orioles earlier this season.